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Affiliates in 1987–88

Eileen Earhart was the 1988 President of the Association of Councils, and Sue Meyers was President-Elect. At this time, there were 28 state/local affiliates with 1,652 members. The states represented were AL, CA, FL, Greater Tucson (AZ), HI, ID, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, and WI. Howard Kauffman and Dana Scott began compiling information packets for the affiliates on “How to Solicit Members.”

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Affiliates in 1986–87

The Association of Councils devoted an issue of their newsletter, Feedback, to fundraising for nonprofit organizations. They also instigated a new venture, the “Adopt a Neighbor Program,” which encouraged stronger state councils to adopt less strong councils for their annual meetings. Membership activities were states as a priority within the states. The President’s Fund,” created originally by former President Eleanor Luckey, was abolished, and the money in the fund ($2,860) was allocated to the Association of Councils for its discretionary use. The Texas Council on Family Relations and NCFR collaborated in reviving the Guide to Graduate Family Programs and marketed […]

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Affiliates and Other Activities in 1985–86

The Michigan Council on Family Relations sponsored the hospitality room at the national conference, as well as the opening reception. At the November Board meeting, the CFLE program was approved for special recognition of professional competence and contributions. It was to be marketed as the “Experience Recognition Program.” Family Life Educators with 5 or more years’ experience were invited to submit applications through June of 1988. The CFLE Standard Application program would continue to be in effect for those with less than 5 years’ experience as Family Life Educators. Dr. Joyce Portner was hired in June to direct the CFLE program at 10 hours per […]

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Affiliates in 1984–85

The Texas Council on Family Relations hosted the opening reception for NCFR at the national conference. The additional sponsoring organization included Family Skills Inc., of Dallas. The Texas Council also sponsored the hospitality room, which included press, media center, exhibits, and employment services. Ken Medema, a talented poet and pianist who happened to be blind, gave a musical interpretation of NCFR and the conference. He was also featured at the Marie Peters Benefit Concert. The Congress of Affiliated Councils held an all-day training workshop on “Leadership,” led by Matti Gershenfeld. This program was part of a long-range plan to increase […]

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Affiliates in 1983–84

Jay Howard Kauffman was chair of the Congress of Affiliated Councils; six sessions of the Affiliated Councils were integrated into the annual conference. The California Council on Family Relations sponsored the opening conference reception, in addition to working with local arrangements. A matching grant from the Affiliated Councils Presidents’ Fund was made to the South Carolina Council for a major membership drive. A Midwest Conference of the NCFR was held in Des Moines, IA, in March 1984. The theme was “Midwestern Families: Strengths, Diversities and Stresses.” Geoffrey Leigh was the chair.

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Affiliates and Other Activities in 1982–83

Matti Gershenfeld was appointed chair of a Committee on the Development of the Congress of Affiliated Councils. Each Section was asked to appoint a representative to the Family Resource and Referral Center Steering Committee to supervise quality control and to promote the center among the Section constituents. A news release about the Richard Gelles position paper, “How Families with Violent Members Can be Helped,” was sent to 800 organizations. Bert Adams, President-Elect, was appointed chair of a search committee for an Executive Officer to replace Ruth Jewson. NCFR continued to support National Family Sexuality Week, along with a number of […]

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Affiliates and Other Activities in 1978–79

By the end of the 1970s, there were 40 state, two provincial, three regional, two local, and two student Affiliated Councils of NCFR. An international seminar on “The Child and the Family” was sponsored at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, by the International Section and the Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association. The NCFR Resource and Referral Center, under the direction of Margaret Bodley, began functioning at headquarters, funded by a grant from the Stewart Mott Foundation. The Center—far ahead of its time as a database—was established to accomplish the following tasks: (1) collect, index, and store and retrieve family-related information for […]

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Affiliates and Other Activities in 1977–78

Vi Rexford chaired the Affiliated Councils in 1978. A District of Columbia Council was established that also included Maryland and Virginia members, which were in close proximity to DC. Marie Peters and David A. Baptiste wrote a paper on the current and future roles of racial/ethnic minority members in NCFR.  A position statement on “Concerns of NCFR’s Black Members” was accepted. Robert Staples, Marie F. Peters, and David Baptiste organized a minority caucus that became the Ethnic Minorities Section of NCFR. Representatives of this section were placed on the NCFR Board of Directors and on all standing committees. A voluntary system of identifying […]

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Affiliates in 1976–77

Thelma Dunn Hansen of Michigan State University became the Affiliated Councils chair. A second workshop for regional representatives of the Councils was held in Minneapolis. A motion was presented to the Board and passed that an NCFR member would automatically become a member of the state or provincial Council on Family Relations in the state or province in which she/he resided and that Councils would be established in states or provinces where they did not already exist. A membership handbook for State and Regional Councils was prepared by John W. Metler, the membership chair of NCFR.

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